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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:52 am

I’ve never had any issues with either Hachette or DeAg. Deliveries can be a bit slow at the start of a series as they are overwhelmed by new subscribers, but it soon settle down and become regular.
The big advantage of a subscription is that, any problem issues, just phone customer service and they send you a new issue.
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby bird_d00 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:42 am

Exactly as I said for Eaglemoss. All they can do is send out a replacement issue, and if they are ALL like that, or there is no stock they are useless. An email however, solicits a sensible response from Hachette (eventually).

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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:36 pm

Subscribed now - fingers crossed it goes ahead in a year or so!
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:32 pm

It seems that an ebay seller sells the first issue at 10 times the price :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Build-A-Cran ... SwcEha0Qu3

However, you may wish to check his pictures.

Note that there is an error on the magazine cover: 1.7 m is the length of the crane, not the height!
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:40 pm

Full marks for optimism :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby wingnut2 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:49 pm

:o this guy obviously wants his "nuts" tightening ! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby bcfc23 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:45 pm

I have subscribed. It’s a shame we’ve got to wait a year. I hope it gets a National Launch.
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:33 am

There's some info about the original model on this link >= http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/inde ... odels_No_4)

The original leaflet is available here >= http://www.meccano-hornby.co.uk/freedow ... 0Crane.pdf
Mind, you'd have to be a bit of a Meccano expert to be able to build it from those instructions :laughing-rolling:
Interesting to note that there are only 104 different types of parts for such a huge and complex model.
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:30 am

This is the Super Model 4 (SM4). The partwork model is different.

If you go to the address which I gave before:

http://www.nzmeccano.com/image-122675

You can download two PDF documents:

1) The Meccano Book of Engineering: the partwork model is depicted on p. 16, the SM4 on p. 17

2) Meccano's First Blocksetter and it's rebuild: this one explains the full story of these cranes.

If you are more interested in the SM4, there is a build diary here:

https://meccanozone.com/building-sml-4-t252.html
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:09 pm

Ah, thanks for clarifying that. The two look very similar, to me anyway.
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby wingnut2 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:32 pm

Hi guys, I've got my news agent on the hunt ! because according to nick's PDF thingy it should available ?
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Paint_With_Penny » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:34 am

Well, Ive subscribed and its been accepted. A friend of mine who subscribed a day earlier *claims* to have already recieved his first copy and has built it and will be putting up a you tube video on (I think) friday. However, he is unable to provide me with any photos, not even a little one taken from his phone and sent across via facebook messenger.

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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby wingnut2 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:11 pm

I'm very interested in this part work but why is it not on Hachette's web site ? :angry-banghead: I am assuming that those of you that have "subscribed" would know ?
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Southend Nick » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:08 pm

wingnut2 wrote:I'm very interested in this part work but why is it not on Hachette's web site ? :angry-banghead: I am assuming that those of you that have "subscribed" would know ?
This is becoming a :angry-screaming:
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Official website is here:

http://www.buildthecrane.com/
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Paint_With_Penny » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:17 pm

I'm sure I got the link on this forum, followed it, subscribed
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:55 am

This is only a test. You will only find it in newsagents in a couple of areas of the U.K., and it will be cancelled after 4 issues. If the test is successful, ie. if enough people buy all 4 issues, then they will make a national release in a year or so.
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby wingnut2 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:18 pm

Mark wrote:This is only a test. You will only find it in newsagents in a couple of areas of the U.K., and it will be cancelled after 4 issues. If the test is successful, ie. if enough people buy all 4 issues, then they will make a national release in a year or so.

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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby jdebord » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:17 am

Here are some pictures and a critical analysis of the first issue:

http://www.nzmeccano.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=3343

Myself I could not get the test so I wait for the national release in France which should be in August or September.

BTW, do you know who makes the parts? It is not Meccano (Spinmaster) apparently.
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:34 pm

I'm going to guess its made in China, purely as that's where nearly all the partwork components are made!
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Re: Meccano Crane

Postby Mark » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:50 pm

Did anybody who subscribed on line receive any issues ? I didn’t.
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